Gnu Ladies Choice 2016-2017 Snowboard Review

UPDATE: Check out our review of the 2017/2018 Gnu Ladies Choice here

The Details:

So capable is Jamie Anderson that we reckon she could maintain her winning ways even while competing on a rotting 2×4 with bungee cords for bindings. However, thanks to the good folks at Gnu, the queen of slopestyle doesn’t have to compromise even a little when it comes to board performance.

The Gnu Ladies Choice is a park board first and foremost, with a fairly stiff flex that holds up over any size of feature. The sintered base will deliver brave riders past the knuckle to the landing, and the three-wood blend in the core helps it take a beating from first lift to last.

The rocker bend in the middle of the profile comes in handy both on rails and in powder, making you unlikely to hang up/go over the handlebars (delete as appropriate). Meanwhile the camber sections under the feet work together with the serrated Magne-traction edges to deliver grip and control when engaging the edges – and because it’s asymmetrical, even simple turns will feel great on this.

It also wouldn’t be a Jamie Anderson board without some sort of environmentally-friendly angle, and in this case the topsheet is made from beans. For even more green points, check out her take on the Gnu Eco Choice too.

Tester’s Verdict

Sarah Fish –

“We all know that this is Jamie Anderson’s pro model board – just the graphics alone scream yoga and good vibes! Having said that, it doesn’t mean you have to be as good as Jamie to ride one.
If you’re the type of rider that likes to go fast and not just be a passenger, then take a look at this. It will give you back 100% of what you put in. You really do have to work this board though; it’s not for the lazy rider.

I think the price tag reflects the workmanship. The base is super rapid and the response is awesome. I would say if you are an all out jib/rail girl then maybe look at some of the softer boards in the Gnu range. However, if you’re a mountain slayer that has a need for speed then this is the board for you.”

“If you’re the type of rider that likes to go fast and not just be a passenger, then take a look at this.”


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